johndarnielle
johndarnielle:

So, I have a strong preference for reblogging over original posts on Tumblr, even when I’m announcing something. Reblogging seems like the spirit of Tumblr: I have a website where I can just make a straight-ahead put-in-on-the-internet announcement if that’s what I want to do, and then I can link to it from Twitter and so on. Or go door-to-door saying “have you visited mountain hyphen goats dot com today, neighbor?” as my son, even at his tender age, has repeatedly asked me to not do.
So what we have here is one of the images that came up when I searched on “Wolf In White Van” without quotes around it just now. I don’t know what movie it’s from and I’m 100% ok with not knowing, honestly I prefer to believe it’s a hi-res cell phone video of something that actually happened, but there it was, anyway, early in the search, wicked as hell, heading not for the camera which you can’t eat anyway but for the boom operator, brave soul, still holding down the station as the wolf advances, drool dripping from its maw.
The reason why I searched on “Wolf In White Van” is I’m doing a book tour in the fall. 

9/15 – New York, NY
Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY  10012

With John Hodgman
7:00 p.m.


9/18 – Durham, NC
Motorco, presented by The Regulator

Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701 
7:30 p.m.

9/22 – Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27607
7:30 p.m.

9/24 – Nashville, TN
Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN  37215
6:30 p.m. 

9/25 – Oxford, MS
Thacker Mountain Radio
Off Square Books

129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
6:00 pm

9/29 – San Francisco, CA
Green Apple Books

With Robin Sloan
Make Out Room
7:00 pm

9/30 – Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90027
7:30 p.m.
10/1 – Portland, OR

Powell’s Books

1005 W. Burnside Street
Portland OR 97209
With Matt Fraction
7:30 pm

10/2 – Denver, CO
The Tattered Cover

2526 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO  80206
7:00 pm

10/5 – Dallas, TX
The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th Street
Dallas, TX  75208

Presented by WordSpace and Deep Vellum
7:00 pm

10/6 – Austin, TX
BookPeople
603 North Lamar
Austin, TX  78703
With Joe Gross
7:00 pm

10/7 – Chicago, IL
Lincoln Hall, presented by Unabridged Books

2424 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
With Mairead Case
7:00 pm

10/8 – Brookline, MA
Coolidge Theater, presented by Brookline Booksmith

290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
6:00 pm
Complete information, or complete with respect to the subject at hand, anyway, with links to the events and so forth, is over at mountain hyphen goats dot com right now, so, you know, advance your wolf over there for the details.
I will see you soon!

We can’t wait for John Darnielle’s tour for WOLF IN WHITE VAN! Hope to see some of you there.

johndarnielle:

So, I have a strong preference for reblogging over original posts on Tumblr, even when I’m announcing something. Reblogging seems like the spirit of Tumblr: I have a website where I can just make a straight-ahead put-in-on-the-internet announcement if that’s what I want to do, and then I can link to it from Twitter and so on. Or go door-to-door saying “have you visited mountain hyphen goats dot com today, neighbor?” as my son, even at his tender age, has repeatedly asked me to not do.

So what we have here is one of the images that came up when I searched on “Wolf In White Van” without quotes around it just now. I don’t know what movie it’s from and I’m 100% ok with not knowing, honestly I prefer to believe it’s a hi-res cell phone video of something that actually happened, but there it was, anyway, early in the search, wicked as hell, heading not for the camera which you can’t eat anyway but for the boom operator, brave soul, still holding down the station as the wolf advances, drool dripping from its maw.

The reason why I searched on “Wolf In White Van” is I’m doing a book tour in the fall. 

9/15 – New York, NY

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street

New York, NY  10012

With John Hodgman

7:00 p.m.

9/18 – Durham, NC

Motorco, presented by The Regulator

Motorco Music Hall

723 Rigsbee Avenue

Durham, NC 27701 

7:30 p.m.

9/22 – Raleigh, NC

Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Avenue

Raleigh, NC  27607

7:30 p.m.

9/24 – Nashville, TN

Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN  37215

6:30 p.m. 

9/25 – Oxford, MS

Thacker Mountain Radio

Off Square Books

129 Courthouse Square

Oxford, MS 38655

6:00 pm

9/29 – San Francisco, CA

Green Apple Books

With Robin Sloan

Make Out Room

7:00 pm

9/30 – Los Angeles, CA

Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA  90027

7:30 p.m.

10/1 – Portland, OR

Powell’s Books

1005 W. Burnside Street

Portland OR 97209

With Matt Fraction

7:30 pm

10/2 – Denver, CO

The Tattered Cover

2526 E. Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO  80206

7:00 pm

10/5 – Dallas, TX

The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th Street

Dallas, TX  75208

Presented by WordSpace and Deep Vellum

7:00 pm

10/6 – Austin, TX

BookPeople

603 North Lamar

Austin, TX  78703

With Joe Gross

7:00 pm

10/7 – Chicago, IL

Lincoln Hall, presented by Unabridged Books

2424 N Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

With Mairead Case

7:00 pm

10/8 – Brookline, MA

Coolidge Theater, presented by Brookline Booksmith

290 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

6:00 pm

Complete information, or complete with respect to the subject at hand, anyway, with links to the events and so forth, is over at mountain hyphen goats dot com right now, so, you know, advance your wolf over there for the details.

I will see you soon!

We can’t wait for John Darnielle’s tour for WOLF IN WHITE VAN! Hope to see some of you there.

therumpus
Stories in both collections jump time, scenes, and sometimes even characters and/or narrators, and the rewards for those who seek metaphorical connections rather than cause and effect are many. Surrender your preconceptions of beginning-middle-end, and you’ll be more than satisfied. This takes patience: Stuart Dybek won’t hold up to a lazy-Sunday skim on the beach. This isn’t a David Mitchell or Hari Kunzru kind of time-jump, but one more akin to Joyce or Proust or Woolf, where the only signal you get for a shift is a word or two, maybe an image. You have to really love language and rhythm and let your guard down a little.
Language is a uniquely human ability — so much so that it’s hard to even imagine how we could exist without it. But the areas of Margaret’s brain that would have made language possible never developed… She was fated from birth to live in a world of silence. Her mind was a walled citadel, the secret interior of which, gloriously detailed or shaded and gray, was hers alone to know.
Matthew Derby’s extraordinary essay on language, silence, and the upcoming novel The Silent History [via BuzzFeed]
There might be people in this world who can read minds against their will and if that kind of person exists I am pretty sure my husband is one of them. I think this because of what happened the week I knew I’d be leaving soon, but he didn’t know; I knew I needed to tell him this but I couldn’t imagine any possible way to get my mouth to make those words, and since my husband can unintentionally read minds, he drank a good deal more than usual that week, jars of gin mostly, but tall beers from the deli, too. He’d walk in sipping a can hidden in a paper bag, smile like it was a joke.
I would laugh.
He would laugh.
Inside our laughing we weren’t really laughing.
Read Chapter 1 of Catherine Lacey’s new heartbreaker of a novel, Nobody is Ever Missing—and enter to win a copy—here.

There might be people in this world who can read minds against their will and if that kind of person exists I am pretty sure my husband is one of them. I think this because of what happened the week I knew I’d be leaving soon, but he didn’t know; I knew I needed to tell him this but I couldn’t imagine any possible way to get my mouth to make those words, and since my husband can unintentionally read minds, he drank a good deal more than usual that week, jars of gin mostly, but tall beers from the deli, too. He’d walk in sipping a can hidden in a paper bag, smile like it was a joke.

I would laugh.

He would laugh.

Inside our laughing we weren’t really laughing.

Read Chapter 1 of Catherine Lacey’s new heartbreaker of a novel, Nobody is Ever Missing—and enter to win a copy—here.

"Bev and Amy have been best friends for years; now, at thirty, they’re at a crossroads. Bev is a Midwestern striver still mourning a years-old romantic catastrophe. Amy is an East Coast princess whose luck and charm have too long allowed her to cruise through life. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed for bohemian in her mid-twenties: temping, living with roommates, drowning in student-loan debt. Amy is still riding the tailwinds of her early success, but her habit of burning bridges is finally catching up to her. And now Bev is pregnant. In Friendship, as Bev and Amy are dragged, kicking and screaming, into real adulthood, they have to face the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart. ”
(Read the first chapter here…)

"Bev and Amy have been best friends for years; now, at thirty, they’re at a crossroads. Bev is a Midwestern striver still mourning a years-old romantic catastrophe. Amy is an East Coast princess whose luck and charm have too long allowed her to cruise through life. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed for bohemian in her mid-twenties: temping, living with roommates, drowning in student-loan debt. Amy is still riding the tailwinds of her early success, but her habit of burning bridges is finally catching up to her. And now Bev is pregnant. In Friendship, as Bev and Amy are dragged, kicking and screaming, into real adulthood, they have to face the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart. ”

(Read the first chapter here…)

nprbooks
nprbooks:

Our very own David Green got to hang out with JOHN WATERS and talk about his new book, Carsick — I am so jealous, I think I’m gonna run out and die for art!

On the people he met along the way and whether he turned them into movie characters
I didn’t have to turn them into extreme characters to be interesting to me. What was interesting to me was how matter-of-fact they were about being kinda great, and being accepting and being completely unjudgmental, but at the same time trying to help people — that farmer that gave me money, or that other woman who wouldn’t leave until I took the money. …
It reaffirmed my belief in the goodness of people. They treated me very nicely — that had nothing to do with any kind of fame or seeing me on a talk show or that kind of stuff, so that was very comforting to me. Now, some of the people when they would ask me what I do, I would tell them and they didn’t even believe me.
But I didn’t care, I mean, I wanted to talk about them. And the ones that did, then I’d give them what they want. I’d tell them anecdotes about movie stars and everything they wanted to hear. That’s fair. That’s my job! I got picked up hitchhiking! Your job is to talk. Or have sex. And no one asked.

— Petra

nprbooks:

Our very own David Green got to hang out with JOHN WATERS and talk about his new bookCarsick — I am so jealous, I think I’m gonna run out and die for art!

On the people he met along the way and whether he turned them into movie characters

I didn’t have to turn them into extreme characters to be interesting to me. What was interesting to me was how matter-of-fact they were about being kinda great, and being accepting and being completely unjudgmental, but at the same time trying to help people — that farmer that gave me money, or that other woman who wouldn’t leave until I took the money. …

It reaffirmed my belief in the goodness of people. They treated me very nicely — that had nothing to do with any kind of fame or seeing me on a talk show or that kind of stuff, so that was very comforting to me. Now, some of the people when they would ask me what I do, I would tell them and they didn’t even believe me.

But I didn’t care, I mean, I wanted to talk about them. And the ones that did, then I’d give them what they want. I’d tell them anecdotes about movie stars and everything they wanted to hear. That’s fair. That’s my job! I got picked up hitchhiking! Your job is to talk. Or have sex. And no one asked.

— Petra